A Sunday at the Makers Faire by Catalina

The following are my 3 favorite projects:

A week ago I found on the street this amazing typewriter and took it home just because I couldn’t let it out there, it even had it’s own box! And what a great surprise when I get down into the SCI hall and found this USB typewriter. It’s developed with Arduino (Atmega328P) and a sensor board to capture the keyboard; once you connect it, via USB to your computer, you have a great new keyboard.

If you want to learn more about it, visit the site: http://www.usbtypewriter.com/

Sonic Threads by Rita Shewbridge.

I found this to be a really interesting and fun approach to fashion & technology. The dress is made using conductive threads and uses Arduino. The idea is that you touch the dress and tells you a story, reconnecting this “new world” with the old way of interaction within people, storytelling.

If you want to learn more about it, visit the site: http://www.fashioningtech.com/video/sonic-threads

Rhythm Synthesis

This project was the Thesis project of a Parson’s student Ryan Raffa. It’s an amazing project, that allow people to interact, to create music and to have fun. It’s a light-box that make sound using colors, shapes and sound. The user moves the color figures and it generates different sounds composition.

If you want to learn more about it, visit the site: http://www.ryanraffa.com/parsons/blog/

I have to mention that I also loved the Jewelry designed by Natalia Krasnodebska using autocad and printed in a 3-d printer – Really pretty…..

Check it out at http://www.bynatalia.com